FIX Business Analyst - London/City/Greenfield at Adaptive Financial Consulting Ltd, London, 6 Months, £600-£700 per day

£600 - £700 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • Jun 01, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

About us

Adaptive was founded in 2012 based on the common desire of four software engineers, who met in the trenches, to work together again. It was built from the ground up as a place where talented people can find challenges, and get recognition commensurate with their abilities. We provide the opportunity to tackle a variety of complex problems using cutting-edge technology, to meet our clients' needs and ambitions.

Since our humble beginnings, we have grown to about 200 people in 4 locations (London, Barcelona, Montreal, and New York), while maintaining the same ethos.

We focus on the delivery of bespoke solutions, as we believe this is the key for our clients to keep control over their core business activities and maintain a competitive advantage. To mitigate the risk in investing in a new build, we have an array of accelerators at our disposal, including our Aeron-based, battle-tested platform Hydra.

About the project

You will join a medium-sized team distributed in our Europe & North America offices, on an ongoing project that we have been designing, building and operating on behalf of our client.

We have been building a trading platform for repurchase agreements ('repos') that supports RFQ negotiation flows involving multiple buy-side and sell-side parties.

The platform is currently used and operated in Europe & North America, and we continue to support its development.

Required skills:

  • Strong Experience with the FIX protocol and FIX engines required
  • Applicants will be expected to have significant experience working in the financial sector, with experience working on Real Time trading systems being especially sought after
    • Domain knowledge of repurchase agreements ('repos') highly appreciated
    • Previous experience & knowledge of regulatory items (eg RT24) would be beneficial
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • In particular, the ability to explain even complex concepts clearly through written & visual mediums is expected, so as to create a trusted set of reference documents for the team and for the client
  • Ability to work with distributed teams & keep everyone aligned on common goals without meeting face to face
  • Flexibility to support releases in the evening on weekdays (at least once a week)
  • Ability to create & maintain a product backlog with multiple stakeholders
  • Actively manage the client's expectations, make assumptions explicit and keep a log of important decisions throughout the engagement
  • Actively involve oneself in coming up with a realistic roadmap that mitigates project risk
  • Work with UX, QA and developers throughout the backlog building process, to avoid the roadblocks inherent in a sequential process
  • Remain closely involved with the team throughout the delivery of the backlog
  • Active involvement with design activities
    • Take part in Event Storming/Workflow-Driven Design workshops (prior experience a plus)
    • Capture and define the processes/workflows impacted by the solution we are delivering
    • Propose functional solutions to the client's business problems
  • Active involvement with Quality Assurance, User Acceptance Testing activities
    • Write falsifiable Acceptance Criteria
    • Test the application manually & write bug reports to the same standard as a tester (if not with the same efficiency)
    • Support users during UAT by answering their queries
    • Take an active role/the lead in defect investigation & triage
  • Sufficient understanding of technical idioms
    • In particular, an understanding of data structures & communication protocols is expected to allow discussion with technical experts and the capture of related requirements
  • Keen understanding of the strengths and potential pitfalls that come with an Agile delivery philosophy, based on extensive personal experience

This role has been assessed as being outside of IR35 using IR35 Shield.

Please note that the successful candidate will need undergo a background check due to the kind of projects we work on.

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